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The cannabis justice system


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Question: What issue is black, white and green all over?

Answer: Marijuana possession in Oklahoma.

 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Stormy weather


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It’s not news that U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, doesn’t believe in manmade climate change. It’s not news that Oklahoma is smack dab in Tornado Alley.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In and out and in


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Make up your minds, already. Either you do or you don’t.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Out of shape


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Oklahoma City: big-league city, or big ’n’ fat city?
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Atheists, assemble!


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After her house was destroyed in the May 20 tornado, Rebecca Vitsmun bravely ditched the rules of Bible Belt conversation when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked her in a live interview if she “thanked the Lord” for having survived. Vitsmun hesitated before answering that she’s actually an atheist. That declaration prompted atheists everywhere to raise money for her, showing that Christian charity can be just plain charity.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skirting the law?


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The May 25 arrest of an Oklahoman newspaper reporter for taking inappropriate photos proved irresistible for British tabloids. Screamed one wordy headline in The Daily Mail: “Oklahoma newspaper reporter arrested for ‘taking up-skirt pictures of teen girls’ at emotional graduation for students from tornado-ravaged Moore.”
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What a hack


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Oh, college. That wonderful, carefree blur of partying ... pulling all-nighters to finish homework ... surviving on cheap noodle soup ... changing your grades and blocking faculty access to them ...
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tabloid heaven?


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Have you been missing the never-ending gossip powerhouse that was TomKat?
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Praise the who?


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The world’s news media does so enjoy the caricature of Oklahoma as the buckle of the Bible Belt. And, yes, while there’s no denying that much of the Sooner State’s population is devout, every so often a TV correspondent will stumble across an Okie who hasn’t gotten the memo. That’s what happened last week when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer did a live TV interview with a woman whose family survived the May 20 tornado.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Life’s a beach house


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At one point or another, everyone has to reassess and regroup.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Payback politics?


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Who knew weather had, as Stephen Colbert might say, a well-known political bias? That seemed to be the case last week as the tornado that leveled Moore also reignited a long-running debate in Washington, D.C., over federal spending for emergencies. Republicans say Democrats dress up emergency spending bills with unneeded extras, while Dems counter that Repubs don’t want to spend money for victims of natural disasters.
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oklahomers


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If there’s one thing we Oklahomans take pride in — at least now that the Thunder season’s over — it’s our football. Arguably the most prideful of all is University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who’s never shied from an opportunity to boast about the prestigious nature of both his program and its Big 12 conference.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The I-word


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It’s been a rough few weeks for the Obama administration, what with a couple of scandals — some more legitimately scandalous than others — rocking the nation’s capital and consuming the 24/7 cable news cycle.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Married or bust!


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Get hitched and get rich. Say “I do” and the money will roll right in. At least that’s the impression one might get from Gov. Mary Fallin and state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, both of whom trumpeted a recently signed law designed to promote marriage to counter various social ills.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting right with welfare


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Chicken-Fried News isn’t sure if there’s been a rash of welfare recipients frittering away their assistance on booze and lap dances, but sometimes it just pays to think ahead. And so it was that Gov. Mary Fallin on May 13 signed Senate Bill 667.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 
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